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Saturday, 17 March 2018

FLEETS #20: The German Federal Navy in 1960

The destroyer Zerstörer 2 (D 171)
U-Boot Hecht (S 171, ex U 2367)
The German Navy was originally known as the Bundesmarine ("Federal Navy") from 1956 until 1995 when Deutsche Marine ("German Navy") became the official name with respect to the 1990 incorporation of the East German Volksmarine ("People's Navy"). The following graph includes includes all ships which were in service with the West Germany's Navy on July 1st, 1960. I would like to mention here that the original source of the graphs is not known; the graph was posted by the reddit user J4yJ4m on WarshipP0rn.

The German Federal Navy in July of 1960 consisted of the following warships:

Six (6) Type 119—Fletcher class destroyers
  • D170 Z1 (the former USS Anthony (DD-515)) (1959–72)
  • D171 Z2 (the former USS Ringgold (DD-500)) (1959–81)
  • D172 Z3 (the former USS Wadsworth (DD-516)) (1959–80)
  • D178 Z4 (the former USS Claxton (DD-571)) (1959–81)
  • D179 Z5 (the former USS Dyson (DD-572)) (1960–82)
  • D180 Z6 (the former USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570)) (1960–67)
 Three (3) Hunt class destroyers, classified as training frigates 
  • Brommy (the former HMS Eggesford. Bought in 1950. Decommissioned in 1965)  
  • Gneisenau (the former HMS Oakley) bought in 1958. Decommissioned in 1966) 
  • Raule (the former HMS Albrighton. Bought in 1959. Decommissioned in 1967)
Four (4) Type 138 (former Royal Navy modified Black Swan class sloops) frigates
  • F213 Scharnhorst (the former HMS Mermaid) (1959–68)
  • F214 Hipper (the former HMS Actaeon) (1959–67)
  • F215 Graf Spee (the former HMS Flamingo) (1959–67)
  • F216 Scheer (the former HMS Hart) (1959–71)
Four (4) Type 550 landing ships (Krokodil class medium landing ships)
  • L750 Krokodil (former USS LSM 537) 1958–1976
  • L751 Eidechse (former USS LSM 491) 1958–1976
  • L752 Salamander (former USS LSM5 53) 1958–1970
  • L753 Viper (former USS LSM 558) 1958–1970
Two (2) Type 551 landing ships (Otter class fire support landing ships)
  • L754 Otter (former USS Smyrna River (LSMR 532)) 1958–1971
  • L755 Natter (former USS Thames River (LSMR 534)) 1958–1971
Two (2) Type 240 submarines (XXIII type)
  • S170 Hai (former Kriegsmarine U2365) 1956–1966
  • S171 Hecht (former Kriegsmarine U2367) 1957–1969
Five (5) Type 319 minesweepers (Former Kriegsmarine M class minesweeper)
  • F207 Biene (Former Kriegsmarine M 205, Type 1935) 1956–1974
  • F208 Bremse (Former Kriegsmarine M 253, Type 1935) 1956–1976
  • F209 Brummer (Former Kriegsmarine M 85, Type 1935) 1956–1974
  • F210 Hummel (Former Kriegsmarine M 81, Type 1935) 1956–1976
  • F211 Wespe (Former Kriegsmarine M 24, Type 1935) 1956–1973
and a large number of fast attack craft, minesweepers, patrol boats, motor launches and other auxiliary ships and boats.

The German Federal Navy in July, 1960. For a high resolution image click here.

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